Malaysia is burning more coal now than it did 20 years ago

October 18, 2020

We didn’t have Netflix 20 years ago, did we? And if we don’t build more power plants under the current energy framework, then we don’t get to watch the League games, init?

Dateline 2020-09-15, The Star:

Sahabat Alam Malaysia refers to Mangai Balasegaram’s recent columns in StarLifestyle about Malaysia’s coal-fired power plants, and wish to express our wholehearted support for her call to stop building more of them (online at bit.ly/star_coal1 and bit.ly/star_coal2).

In the interest of mitigating the climate crisis, we urge the Malaysian government to halt the country’s reliance on coal as a energy source and urgently expedite efforts to reform the energy sector towards renewable energy and away from a dependence on greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels.


Penans block gas pipeline project in Ulu Baram

October 3, 2013

Dateline 2013-08-18, Borneo Post:

About 100 Penans from Long Meraan, Sg Magoh, in Ulu Baram, had set up blockades at five roads since Aug 7, to protest against the Sabah-Sarawak gas pipeline project.

Friends of the Earth Malaysia (SAM) president SM Mohamed Idris claimed in a statement yesterday that the blockade was made following the failure of the company concerned to heed the plight of the people. It is also against the authorities for allegedly dishonouring their promises made to the Penans.

SAM quoted Long Meraan headman Belaweng Tunau as saying the laying of the pipelines had affected the villagers and environment negatively.